Seniors led respective teams to historic seasons.
Abajian wins in singles, doubles
Take on Rice on Friday
Tied for first on the team with eight conference singles wins ... Went on a 7-1 stretch from March 24 through April 15 to help the Illini to a 7-1 mark over that time ... Received the Illinois Spirit Award given to one University of Illinois male and female athlete ... Received the Brianna Knue Fighting Illini Spirit Award as voted on by teammates ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors ... Led the team with 23 singles wins, including six in Big Ten matches ... Recorded 17 wins in doubles ... Voted co-Advantage Illinois Most Valuable Player with Rachael White ... Also garnered the team's Most Improved Award, Brianna Knue Fighting Illini Spirit Award and Strength and Conditioning accolade...Academic All-Big Ten.
Posted a 17-7 overall record and 13-4 mark in tournament play ... Went 2-0 in Big Ten matches, picking up wins over Wisconsin and Penn State ... Teamed up with Annie McCarthy to go 16-2 for the year, with 14 victories coming in tournament matches.
In her debut season, posted a 26-14 overall singles record and an 8-2 record in Big Ten matches ... Played primarily at No. 5 singles going 14-9, but also saw some time at No. 3 singles ... Posted a 10-5 record in tournament play ... Went 23-17 in doubles with three partners ... Teamed with Annie McCarthy at the No. 3 spot to produce a 16-13 record ... Received the Most Improved Player Award voted on by her teammates.
Coached by Dave Licker ... Played varsity tennis at Lake Highlands High School for two years before being home-schooled through Texas Tech University ... State finalist in 5A girls doubles ... Team went to regionals during her freshman and sophomore year ... Formerly ranked No. 1 in the nation in Girls 18 Doubles ... Finished 3rd in a National Open and won five National Open doubles titles.
Born Amy Elizabeth Allin on October 15, 1989 ... Majoring in advertising ... Daughter of Jim and Angela Allin ... Her brother, Timmy, plays tennis at the University of Utah and her sister, Alex, played two years of tennis at Texas Christian University ... Her parents both played tennis for four years at Texas Christian University ... Grandfather, Tut Bartzen, played professional tennis and coached at Texas Christian University from 1972 to 1998 ... Was a member of student council, National Honor Society, Girls Service League, Genesis STAR, Mu Alpha Theta honors math club, and Young Life ... Hobbies include seeing friends, playing board games, and watching movies ... Her favorite athlete is Rafael Nadal because of his competitive attitude and he is left-handed like me ... Biggest thrill in sports is the love of the battle ... Her coach, Dave Licker, has most influenced her athletic career because "he always has faith that I can accomplish things I didn't think I was capable of doing."
The Allin File
Favorite movie: Fracture
Favorite movie quote: "I'm a mouse, duh!" - Mean Girls
Favorite TV show: Pretty Little Liars
Favorite sports team: Dallas Mavericks
Favorite food: Pizza
Pre-match ritual: Jump around listening to her iPod
Favorite place on campus: Lai Lai Wok
Favorite sport: Basketball
Dream job: Singer
Favorite song: "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay
Favorite singers: Eminem and Lifehouse
Best memory as an Illini: Campus scavenger hunt
Actress who would play her in a movie: Amanda Seyfried
Favorite Disney movie: Aladdin
Hidden talent: Sandwich making speed racing
Favorite superhero: Spiderman
Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2008-09 26-14 8-2 23-17 6-4 2009-10 17-7 2-0 16-2 0-0 2010-11 23-14 6-4 17-13 4-6 2011-12 15-16 8-3 16-8 8-1 Total 81-51 24-9 72-40 18-11